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Overview

GInI Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)® is GInI’s recognition of innovation professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of the key topics relating to Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, the Design Thinking process, and Design Methods. CDTP certification affirms an individual's proficiency at this most crucial of innovation methods. This includes: the Human-Centered Design (HCD) philosophy, Design Thinking overall, the Design Thinking process, Points of View, Design Principles, Design Methods for Observation, Design Methods for Inquiry, Design Methods for Experimenting, Design Methods for Study, and the critical role of Prototyping.

Benefits

Become a Part of the Exclusive World of Design Thinking

You will develop a deep understanding of the philosophy, methodology, and tools of Design Thinking, to become initiated into one of the world’s most powerful and impactful approaches to innovation. You will learn how to explore customer and market needs deeply with a designer’s mindset.

Become a Powerful Voice for Customer Empathy

You will learn how to dive into and explore your customers’ world with a deep sense of empathy for both their spoken and unspoken needs. You will also learn how to leverage these insights to deliver greater value that more effectively solves for their tension points.

Learn How to Get to the Real ”Problem Behind the Problem”

You will learn how to formulate and test hypotheses around problems and opportunities for a clearer understanding of the real problem behind the perceived problem. You will learn how to use this as a method for consistently de-risking your organization's innovation endeavors.

Become a Driving Force for Delivering Winning Brand Experiences

By understanding how to reframe problems you will be able to develop a concise point of view regarding how to best position new solutions and brand experiences. This will help to ensure that everything your organization does delivers a consistent and valued brand message.

Obtaining

Step 1- Meet the exam eligibility requirements:

To be eligible to register for the CDTP exam, an individual must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  1. A Bachelors or Master’s degree in Design Methods, regardless of experience.
  2. A minimum of one year of professional experience with a Master’s degree or higher.
  3. A minimum of two years of professional experience with a Bachelor’s degree.
  4. A minimum of four years of professional experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree.

In addition, the individual must show proof of ownership of the GInI Applied Innovation Master Book®.

Step 2- Choose your Learning Path:

At GInI, we provide two comprehensive learning options to cater to your preferences:

  1. Self-Study: Upon acquiring the AInMB, you can seamlessly prepare for the exam at your preferred pace.
  2. Instructor-Led Learning: Opt for additional guidance by enrolling in a course offered by one of our accredited providers in your vicinity.

Step 3- Apply for and pass the CDTP exam:

The CDTP is a 90-minute exam with 90 multiple-choice questions and a passing score of 65%.

Maintaining

To maintain your CDTP certification, you must earn 45 Innovation Development Units (IDUs) every three years or retake the CDTP exam. Detailed information can be found under Maintain Your Certificate.

Testimonials

The AInMB has taught me how to build a culture and a place of innovation in any organization.

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Abdulla Mohammed Naqi

Support Services Sector Adviser

“GInI’s training provides a formal foundation for shared vocabulary and the process of innovation, channeling creativity to breakthrough market solutions.”

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Adam Hartung

CEO and Managing Partner at Spark Partners

The AInMB has helped me change the way I think about designing services to suit our customers.

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Customer Service Agent at TRA

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Digital Innovation Analyst at Riyad Bank

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Director of Awards Program at Katerva

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Bettina von Stamm

Director of Awards Program at Katerva

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Braden Kelley

International Keynote Speaker / Design Thinking Facilitator / Bestselling Author

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Bryan Mattimore

Co-Founder at Growth Engine

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Bryan Mattimore

Co-Founder at Growth Engine

The Global Innovation Institute is highly considered in academia and business. It is exciting and humbling to be involved.

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Dr. Justin James Kennedy

TEDx Speaker, Author, Executive Coach, Psychologist, Leadership Coach, Career Coach, Public Speaking Coach

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Dr. Marc Sniukas

Head of the Innovation Practice at The Garage

The GInI AInMB has been my go-to resource for nearly every innovation program, training course, and consulting opportunity.

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Fadi Rabie

Service Excellence Executive Manager at Jordan Commercial Bank

GInI's programs are so helpful because they don't tie you down to a single approach but rather provide a firm foundation across a broad array of techniques.

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Greg Satell

Author of Mapping Innovation & Cascades

GInI’s certifications give you the tools, templates, and guidance to become truly successful in a world where innovation is increasingly important.

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Holly Green

Board of Directors at The Warrior Connection

GInI’s certifications have helped me understand the creativity and innovation concepts and gain a deep knowledge about the various areas in innovation.

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Khalid Al Hosani

Trainer in Innovation and Change Management

My partnership with GInI has made me better, faster, and stronger as an active innovation leader, professional, and practitioner.

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Marc Kolp

Director at UMBC Training Centers

GInI AInMB is a global reference for ambitious individuals who seek to improve their knowledge and skills in innovation thinking and practice.

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Mohammad Habib

Associate Partner at Siegel Human Resource Ltd

Becoming a CDTP has boosted my career and inspired me to launch a startup studio with end-to-end innovation process and problem-solving skills.

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Mohammed Alibrahim

Innovation Catalyst at Innovation Nation

I got a new professional track in my career path as an Innovation Ambassador after getting the useful knowledge and tools from the AInMB and becoming a certified innovation assessor and trainer.

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Murad Alqasem

Principle Management Consultant, Innovation Ambassador, Excellence and Innovation Assessor & Trainer

As a PhD holder in Innovation Management, I must admit that the GInI AInMB is very insightful and practical. It has significantly helped my career.

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Omar alharbi

ISO technical committee member at Ministry of industry and mineral resources

As a PhD holder in Innovation Management, I must admit that the GInI AInMB is very insightful and practical. It has significantly helped my career.

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Osama Badandy

Certified Creativity and Innovation Trainer Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

“The GInI AInMB provided me with all the things I needed to know about how to start my profession as an innovation catalyst.”

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Osama Badandy

Certified Creativity and Innovation Trainer Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

For me, GInI has been a game changer. Shortly after receiving my GInI certification, I received an award as a Global Thought Leader.

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Peter Farrington

Principal Environmental Studies and Research Specialist

After becoming a GInI Certified Design Thinking Professional, I am now able to design the way I lead, manage, create, and innovate.

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Rafidah Kasdi

Senior Manager at at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

In a world full of disruption, it’s great to have GInI -a clear beacon- to guide organizations in their innovation efforts.

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Ramon Vullings

Speaker at RamonVullings.com

I regularly use the GInI AInMB to iterate for purposeful, innovation-driven outcomes.

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Samuel Broomer

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

GInI’s Certification has allowed me to become a better version of myself – a better innovator, team contributor, empathic customer listener and business leader.

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Samuel Broomer

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Attaining the CCInO designation has allowed me to share great processes and models with my clients to help them grow into innovative organizations.

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Shona Welsh

Principal Consultant at The Intrapreneur Expert

Attaining the CCInO designation has truly boosted my consulting practice and added significant depth to the knowledge I can share.

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Shona Welsh

Principal Consultant at The Intrapreneur Expert

Becoming a CInP has taken me to a new dimension of thinking on a professional and personal level. I have learnt to embrace an innovative mindset.

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Soha Radwan

Excellence Assessor& Auditor at Dubai Government

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Suhail Al-Almaee

Executive Director at Tatweer Education Holding Company

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Managing director the learning curve

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Chief Operating Officer at Odeh Holdings Group

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Chief Operating Officer at Odeh Holdings Group

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Founder & CEO at Plazabridge Group

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Founder & CEO at Plazabridge Group

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Founder & CEO at Plazabridge Group

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CEO & Chief Transformation Officer at Strategic Transformation Partners

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Innovation Advocate at Innovation Nation

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Wahed Alqahtani

Innovation Advocate at Innovation Nation